Kaedemaru has one of the most interesting stories you'll ever hear. She was the live calf of Dai 3 Namiaki Ni, who was imported from Japan, and sired by Dai 10 Mitsumaru. She is the only living animal from the group of Akaushi that went to Canada in the 90's. Kaedemaru was purchased by Bill Fisher and brought to TX because of her outstanding phenotype and rare pedigree. Dai 10 Eihou and Dai 3 Namiaki are what represents her maternal outcross lineages. Kaedemaru is still alive to this day!
AKIKO AND FUYUKO
The Akiko and Fuyuko lines have as much name recognition as any in modern day Akaushi cattle. Akiko was said to be one of the stoutest Akaushi females alive. Her Shigemaru daughters are maternal legends due to their proven cow power. Fuyuko was one of the best looking, well-built females in her day. Her Big Al daughters have left their mark on Akaushi history. Both cows lived to be 20+ years of age.